Review Comment

Intro to the THEORY of Film

December 08, 2002

Engel, Lawrence
Intro to the THEORY of Film

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This is NOT an introductory film class. If you are looking for in intro to film class you should be taking American Film History 1930-1960. This is a theory class but for some reason gets the lowest course number. It is very hard and should only be endured if necessary for you major. Professor Engel has an interesting perspective. He is certainly pessimistic but since you almost certainly will not agree with him it will only broaden your knowledge. You must do the readings before the class for which they are assigned, especially the Cook book. He expects you to know that information very well and will not allow you to use it on tests. Instead he will expect you to have a moderate understanding of the theorists who will be utterly incomprehensible without a basic knowledge of film history which you will get from the Cook book. The primary book for the course is Film Theory and Criticism.

Workload:

Two take home exams consisting of two, 1000 word essays each. One term paper on any topic of your choosing as long as it is approved 8-12 pages.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
FLMB / FILM FLMB FILM BC3201: Intro Study & Theory of Film 2012 Fall MW / 6:10- 9:00 PM 1
FLMB / FILM FLMB FILM BC3201: Intro Study & Theory of Film Marie Regan 2010 Fall M / 2:40- 6:30 PM 1
FLMB / FILM FLMB FILM BC3201: Intro Study & Theory of Film Marie Regan 2009 Fall R / 2:40- 6:30 PM 1
FLMB / FILM FLMB FILM BC3201: Intro Study & Theory of Film Marie Regan 2008 Fall M / 5:40- 9:30 PM 1